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How do I stop a rogue update?

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How do I stop a rogue update?

Angie2334
Someone started an update about 6 days ago & it's currently at 72%. I did not want/need it and cannot stop it. I have tried to go to my programs & delete it. It won't die. It also has been slowing my system waaay down & even shuts down in the middle of emails or websites etc. HELP. It has the yellow shield for Windows updates
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    OH Smeg

    Then when you are asked to chose the updates in Vista or 7 deselect the one in question.

    If this is XP start the Windows Update and chose Custom when the Window Opens and then deselect the Update in Question when they are shown.

    You can even chose to ignore the update if you wish.

    Col

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    Who Am I Really

    > open windows update settings
    select
    > Download updates but let me choose whether to install them

    Then when the updates are downloaded install one at a time until finished

    start each monthly update cycle by installing the MRT (Malicious Software Removal Tool) update first

    also to easily remove the "Install Updates and Shutdown" from the shutdown menu,
    you need to have one of the following versions installed
    > XP -Pro

    > Vista business
    > Vista enterprise
    > Vista Ultimate

    > Win 7 pro
    > Win 7 enterprise
    > Win 7 Ultimate

    if you have one of the above versions
    you enter the group policy editor
    Start > Run > gpedit.msc
    expand the following policy tree in the navigation pane on the left

    > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update

    and change the following policy entries :

    : Do not adjust default option to 'Install Updates and Shut Down' in Shut Down Windows dialog box
    : Do not display 'Install Updates and Shut Down' option in Shut Down Windows dialog box


    the above policies with the same names are also in User Configuration

    expand the User Configuration policy tree to:

    > User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update
    : Do not adjust default option to 'Install Updates and Shut Down' in Shut Down Windows dialog box
    : Do not display 'Install Updates and Shut Down' option in Shut Down Windows dialog box


    set the above policies in both Computer Configuration and User Configuration to "Enabled"

    if you are stuck with one of the home versions
    > XP Home

    > Vista Home Basic
    > Vista Home Premium

    > Win 7 Starter
    > Win 7 Home Basic
    > Win 7 Home Premium

    you will need to use registry files to change the group policy options as there is no group policy editor in any of the home versions

    I have already created these registry files and can post them if required

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    databaseben

    you can try unplugging the computer from the internet, then reboot it.

    afterwards, you can tweak the system to avoid that update; before reconnecting to the internet.

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    OH Smeg

    Then when you are asked to chose the updates in Vista or 7 deselect the one in question.

    If this is XP start the Windows Update and chose Custom when the Window Opens and then deselect the Update in Question when they are shown.

    You can even chose to ignore the update if you wish.

    Col

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    Who Am I Really

    > open windows update settings
    select
    > Download updates but let me choose whether to install them

    Then when the updates are downloaded install one at a time until finished

    start each monthly update cycle by installing the MRT (Malicious Software Removal Tool) update first

    also to easily remove the "Install Updates and Shutdown" from the shutdown menu,
    you need to have one of the following versions installed
    > XP -Pro

    > Vista business
    > Vista enterprise
    > Vista Ultimate

    > Win 7 pro
    > Win 7 enterprise
    > Win 7 Ultimate

    if you have one of the above versions
    you enter the group policy editor
    Start > Run > gpedit.msc
    expand the following policy tree in the navigation pane on the left

    > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update

    and change the following policy entries :

    : Do not adjust default option to 'Install Updates and Shut Down' in Shut Down Windows dialog box
    : Do not display 'Install Updates and Shut Down' option in Shut Down Windows dialog box


    the above policies with the same names are also in User Configuration

    expand the User Configuration policy tree to:

    > User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update
    : Do not adjust default option to 'Install Updates and Shut Down' in Shut Down Windows dialog box
    : Do not display 'Install Updates and Shut Down' option in Shut Down Windows dialog box


    set the above policies in both Computer Configuration and User Configuration to "Enabled"

    if you are stuck with one of the home versions
    > XP Home

    > Vista Home Basic
    > Vista Home Premium

    > Win 7 Starter
    > Win 7 Home Basic
    > Win 7 Home Premium

    you will need to use registry files to change the group policy options as there is no group policy editor in any of the home versions

    I have already created these registry files and can post them if required

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    databaseben

    you can try unplugging the computer from the internet, then reboot it.

    afterwards, you can tweak the system to avoid that update; before reconnecting to the internet.